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Opened the Cab...what do I have?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bluesbreaker5, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Bluesbreaker5


    Mar 24, 2006
    I've got a no-name cabinet with two 8 ohm 10" Peavey Scorpion speakers. So do I have an 8 ohm cab or a 4 ohm cab?

  2. BbbyBld


    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    Well, it's either 4 or 16 ohms depending on the wiring.
  3. Bluesbreaker5


    Mar 24, 2006
    Thanks for a FAST response.....so how can I tell? What do I look for in the wiring?
  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Check the speaker cables. It will say on it how it is wired. Just kidding. :D

  5. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Coming from the jack ,do you have two wires going to each speaker (4ohms)or is it one to each speaker and a single wire connecting the two.(16 ohms)
  6. Bluesbreaker5


    Mar 24, 2006
    Coming from the jack, there is one wire that splits at the end with 2 connectors to the speaker. Then there is one wire that is split at both ends and connects to both speakers.
  7. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    That sounds like they're in series which equals 4 ohms
  8. Mo' bass

    Mo' bass

    May 4, 2000
    You mean parallel right?? And yes, that would be 4 ohms.
  9. Bluesbreaker5


    Mar 24, 2006
    Maybe I said it wrong.....there's only one wire from the jack. It splits at the first speaker. Then there is one wire that's split at both ends and connects the two speakers. Is that still 4ohms?
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I think you're still saying it wrong. There has to be two wires from the jack, perhaps in the same jacket. When you say it splits at the first speaker, I assume you mean than the two wires are connected to the two lugs on the first speaker. Then, another pair of wires (also in one jacket) run from those lugs to the lugs on the second speaker. If that's the case, they're in parallel, and the cab is 4 ohms.
  11. Bluesbreaker5


    Mar 24, 2006
    That's it!! You're a genius! Thanks to everyone for your help. Now I have a 4 ohm cab......unfortunately, I needed an 8 ohm one. I guess it goes back tomorrow. Thanks again, everyone!
  12. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    Also, the Scorpion 10's are not much for low end. I don't know that Peavey used them much full-range, usually above an 18 for mids and highs.
  13. My Scorpion 15 handles an open E very well; below that, there's not much there.
    The Scorpion 10's in my 1820 are on their way out, I'm going to replace them with some Eminence Deltas. I don't like them at all...it might just be the crossover point at 500hz, but there's something missing that those Delta's really make up for if I use my Avatar 210 and solo the 18".
  14. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    I have a pair of Scorpion + 15's I've used many times; pretty decent driver for the money. I like what the Kevlar does for the cone.

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